Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) and Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) have raised registration fees for the 2016 season while Central Region Football Association (CRFA) is yet to decide on the new fees.
Northern Region teams are now required to pay K70 000 (about $97), twice what they used to pay last season while the South teams are required to cough K160 000 (about $222) up from K140 000 (about $194).
“We had a meeting with teams last Saturday at Mzuzu Stadium where we agreed that registration fees for Simama League should be raised to suit the current rise in cost of services,” NRFA acting general secretary Patel Kaunda said.
He said the increase will enable the association to manage the league well.
SRFA general secretary George Pagaja said they have raised the fees to improve the standard of the league’s management.
“At the February 16 meeting we had with the teams, a number of issues were raised on how to improve running of the league. Teams demanded constant communication and frequent game inspection by executive committee members. To fulfil that, we agreed with the teams to increase the affiliation fee,” he said.
CRFA chairperson Austin Ajawa said the committee is yet to meet to decide on the new fee. Currently the affiliation fee is at K85 000.
“We have planned to have that meeting soon after the prize presentation to take place this Sunday,” he said.